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Cabinetman

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The guy with the spear was pretty incredible as well. That wood they were using must’ve been so uniform in consistency, The shavings reminded me of pasta for some reason.
 

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The guy with the spear was pretty incredible as well. That wood they were using must’ve been so uniform in consistency, The shavings reminded me of pasta for some reason.
I agree. To me, they looked like wooden auger bits!
 

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Of course the problem with all that is it is not how flat or true the board is after but how thin the shaving. 🤔Reckon I would still get a better cabinet with a #5 than one of their planes :whistle:
 

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I agree. To me, they looked like wooden auger bits!
They were works of art in their own right. I'd grab a handful and arrange them on something, or hang them off a string. Dip them oil. Would dipping them in thin PVA preserve them for longer?
 

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They were works of art in their own right. I'd grab a handful and arrange them on something, or hang them off a string. Dip them oil. Would dipping them in thin PVA preserve them for longer?
if you want to make some, you can cheat by making a "Spill Plane", which were common when we hadn't invented the friction match. used to make spills for lighting pipes and candles etc
 

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Yes it’s judging the waste rather than the product.
Hard to judge a piece of wood that's had a 5 microns shaving removed.

Trying to imagine the safety equipment you'd need before your employer let you stand on a log, chopping towards your feet with a super sharp axe. Wonder if he had all his toes :unsure:
 
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